Miss Washington’s Colin Kaepernick Answer Highlight of Miss America Pageant

Photo Credit (Miss America Twitter)

Miss Washington Alicia Cooper

It’s Woman Crush Wednesday, and today I’m crushing hard on one of Washington’s finest Alicia Cooper of Clark County Washington! She represented the state of Washington in the Miss America pageant on Sunday and was named 3rd Runner Up!  She sailed through the preliminary competitions to the Top 15 and into the Top 7 where she had to answer a tough political question that ended up becoming the highlight of the Miss America pageant.

Watch her answer here…

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From Romper:

In 20 seconds, Miss America contestants have to come up with a thoughtful, intelligent response to tough social and political questions. The question portion of the Miss America pageant on Sunday night was full of difficult political examinations, but the toughest of the night definitely went to Alicia Cooper — a.k.a Miss Washington — when she was asked whether she stood with or against 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality. Here’s why Miss Washington’s Colin Kaepernick answer was the highlight of last night’s Miss America pageant…

Miss Washington’s answer:

The first thing I want to say is we need to focus on how important the Black Lives Matter issue is, [and how] all lives matter in this situation. I don’t necessarily support the fact that he sat out, but I do respect that he took a knee and that people are joining in. Because we need to focus on the resolution to this problem, and we need to come together as a nation to have everyone feel equal in our society.

Kaepernick first refused to stand for the national anthem during preseason football games. Kaepernick has received both support and criticism for remaining seated during the anthem, and he continues to protest now that the season has started. His actions have spurred a national debate over whether it is disrespectful to not stand during the national anthem.

Miss Washington Alicia Cooper after making the Top 10 at Miss America…

Here’s Alicia Cooper’s amazing swim suit walk. This lady is beautiful!

Then Alicia Cooper made the Top 7! Way to go girl!

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Alicia Cooper wasn’t done yet… she answered a really tough question then placed 3rd Runner Up! Here’s the moment on stage.

We are so proud of you Alicia Cooper! You made all of us Washingtonians proud. Thank you for representing our state with grace, class, and beauty!

Miss Washington Alicia Cooper

Miss Washington Alicia Cooper

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